Please help us help them
Please help us help them
Please understand our international rescue is much more expensive than dogs we rescue locally. Costs include fights to the United States, transport down to Florida, international permits, fees, spay/neuter, vaccines and health checks before the dogs can fly. It's a lot of time and work getting these rescue dogs here to the states.
For one Golden it costs $3,200 per dog, we do our best to fundraise, but we ask our adopters to help with some of the cost. Email the rescue for adoption donation fee. Yes! It is tax deductible.
These pups were saved from the meat markets and slaughter homes. We do not know their health history. They are kept in a shelter with hundreds of other dogs while they await their freedom flight. They are tested for viruses and diseases. They WILL NOT fly if Parvo, Lyme, Canine Distemper has been detected. They are quarantined two weeks before they travel to the states.
Shelter life is basically survival mode for them. They are not in a house, laying on a pet bed. Sometimes, their first time in a home is when they are adopted and brought to the states. We highly recommend if you do have another pet in the home to keep them separated. Once the dogs arrive, we suggest they decompress and get seen by a vet within the first week.
Most dogs will come over with skin issues, matted fur, ear or eye infections, upper respiratory infections, dry eyes, some do have food/toy aggression with other dogs. This is trainable- Please understand this is their first time in a home, food in a bowl, with their own toys to play with. Some don’t like to share- and that’s ok. With proper training, it can be fixed- Don’t get discouraged.
*** A Slow Feeder is HIGHLY recommended ***
We ask anywhere from $900- $1,500. We are a small rescue and do our absolute best to fundraise. So, when you see a donate button on our international rescues, please be generous and help us help them. Even $5 all adds up.
We do not receive grants or sponsorships but are always looking for more opportunities to help us raise funds for our fur babies.
Some dogs are potty trained. We recommend every adopter treating their new international rescue as a puppy. Show them where to use the bathroom, take them outside frequently etc.…
Please remember, some do not understand English.
Have them on a schedule, most are food motivated and treats will be your best friend.
If you have other pets, it is suggested that you feed separate from other pets until they get acclimated. (Safety first)
Keep in mind the 3-3-3 rule it takes time.
Most of all Be Patient / Consistent/ Trust the Process
The rescues are fed different foods overseas. We recommend you have some pumpkin on hand. It’ll help with their stomachs, plus it’s a great food topper. Be prepared for them to have diarrhea. They are in a new environment, new language, new weather, new everything.
They have been accustomed to swallowing their food fast because the way they are fed. They are in the shelters for survival. We recommend a slow feeder, so they don’t bloat or vomit their food back up. This will also train them to eat slower.
Some of these pups lived in crates their entire life. Please watch their body language in the crates. If they put the brakes on, you’ll need a different solution, so they are comfortable at night. Some have no issues sleeping in their crates. Make it comfortable and homey for them. Some do just fine outside the crate.
Some of their fur will be matted, which is painful, and they will need a bath due to the smell. We recommend Oatmeal/Lavendar Shampoo or Key West Aloe Shampoo for dogs. It’s easy on their skin and smells so good. You might need to set up a grooming appointment and have their fur shaved off. It’s ok- they won’t be in pain, and it’ll grow back.
Please keep in mind your new rescue's food that you start to feed them will not agree with their stomachs. This is where your pumpkin will come in handy. This is normal due to what they ate overseas. Give them some time to decompress and get acclimated. We use Purina Pro Plus for Sensitive Stomachs or Science Diet. (This is just a recommendation.)
** We also recommend adding Chicken Broth to their food to help any upper respiratory infection they may have.
We suggest giving them time to relax and get accustomed to their new schedule before taking them to the dog park. You will also want to get a vet appointment for them in the event they have an upper respiratory infection or any other health concerns that might be transmittable.
If you are meeting the rescue upon pick up to meet your new fur baby, the leash, collar and My Why Rescue medallion will be given to you along with a bag full of goodies and treats. We suggest having a harness on hand too. We will bring two different harnesses, a regular harness or no pull harness that we will also bring the day of their arrival. You are welcome to keep the harness that we bring if you find a size and style you like. Otherwise, we suggest getting the harness at your local pet store for correct sizing.
⭐️ Treat them as a new puppy
⭐️ Set a schedule
⭐️ Patience please- they do not understand the language
⭐️ Give them time to adjust
Email the rescue for any questions you may have.
Welcome! As a brand new rescue, our goal is to help dogs in need in the most horrific conditions. We are always looking for fundraising ideas as well as sponsorship opportunities.
Do you have an idea? We’d love to hear it! Contact us ASAP